“Bloomberg and Paterson planned to announce Thursday that they are seeking permission from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which administers the nation's food stamp program, to add sugary drinks to the list of prohibited goods for city residents receiving assistance.”
As much as I hate to agree with Nanny Bloomberg about anything, I’m with him on this one. When you start taking money from the government, then you open yourself up to their restrictions on your behavior.
However, I still don’t understand his crusade against fat people. In a spectrum of all the problems facing New York, I find it hard to believe fighting obesity warrants this much time and effort.